Fairhope’s Storybook Castles are actually two properties, joined together in a tucked-away wonderland by family legacy and artistic creativity.
These magical, one-of-a-kind handcrafted treasures were created over more than sixty years, beginning with Sheldon’s Castle, home of the legendary artist and sculptor, Craig Sheldon. A non-descript cottage grew a tower as he built his children’s bedrooms one atop the other. The home would then castle-ize completely in the Brothers Grimm inspiration that followed.
The whimsical home also inspired daughter Pagan….. as she and husband Dean Mosher would build their own castle next door. With a river stone bridge between that surely hosts a troll underneath, the Mosher castle pays homage to classic fairy tale design. You’ll even spot a long yellow braid dangling from the tower- as Rapunzel appears now and then.
Both houses are works of art featured on HGTV, Alabama Public Television and in countless publications.
Visitors are welcome to walk up and take photos (non-professional only) during daytime hours. Interested in a tour? Contact the Mosher’s via their Mosher Castle FB page.
The Fairhope Storybook Castles
456 Oak Ave.